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Salvage #2: Awaiting the Furies
Wednesday 11th November, 7pm

'The Far Right In Europe' with Bernard Schmid
Wednesday 18th November, 7pm

‘Nigeria: A New History of a Turbulent Century’ with Richard Bourne
Wednesday 25th November, 7pm

‘Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg’ with Kate Evans
Tuesday 1st December, 7pm

'Render the Chartists Defenceless' with Les James
Wednesday 2nd December, 7pm

‘Bare Reality: 100 Women, Their Breasts, Their Stories’ with Laura Dodsworth
Friday 11th December, 7pm

‘Radical Feminism: Feminist Activism in Movement' with Finn Mackay
Wednesday 16th December, 7pm

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‘Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg’
with Kate Evans
Tuesday 1st December, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

A giant of the political left, Rosa Luxemburg is one of the foremost minds in the canon of revolutionary socialist thought. To Marx’s biographer Franz Mehring, no one came as close to the towering intellect of Marx himself.

But she was much more than just a thinker. She made herself heard in a world inimical to the voices of strong-willed women. She overcame physical infirmity and the prejudice she faced as a Jew to become an active revolutionary whose philosophy enriched every corner of an incredibly productive and creative life – her many friendships, her sexual intimacies, and her love of science, nature and art.

Always opposed to the First World War, when others on the German left were swept up on a tide of nationalism, she was imprisoned and murdered in 1919 fighting for a revolution she knew to be doomed.

Red Rosa gives Luxemburg her due as a radical and human being. In this beautifully drawn work of graphic biography, writer and artist Kate Evans has opened up her subject’s intellectual world to a new audience, grounding Luxemburg’s ideas in the realities of an inspirational and deeply affecting life.

Paperback, 224 pages
ISBN: 9781784780999

'Render the Chartists Defenceless' with Les James

Wednesday 2nd December, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Newport publishers Three Impostors announce the release of a new book revealing an explosive new twist in the story of the Newport Risingwhich was the last large-scale armed rebellion against authority in Great Britain when, on the 4th November 1839, somewhere between 1,000 and 5,000Chartist sympathisers, led by John Frost, marched on the town of Newport, Monmouthshire.

Newport–born Hollywood actor Michael Sheen introduces the book, in which historian Les James describes the previously untold story of the voyage of Frost, Zephaniah Williams and William Jones to Van Diemen’s Land in 1840, to start their sentence of transportation for life for treason.

Lulled at first by the kindness of those in authority on board the convict ship Mandarin, the prisoners gradually became aware of the web of intrigue and surveillance around them, and suspicious of the possibility of government spies watching their every move. Were these suspicions correct?

Les James is a former Museum Education Officer for Gwent, and Senior Lecturer at the University of Wales, Newport, with a long-standing research interest in south Wales Chartism. 

Three Impostors is a small publisher established in Newport in 2012 with the aim of producing high quality, scholarly versions of rare and out-of-print books, along with other related new writing. Their first book was a commemorative edition of 'Far Off Things' by Arthur Machen, published in 2013 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of his death.

‘Bare Reality: 100 Women, Their Breasts, Their Stories’
with Laura Dodsworth
Friday 11th December, 7pm

Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Laura Dodsworth discusses her photobook, ‘Bare Reality’, which shares 100 unretouched, anonymous pictures of real women's breasts and demonstrates how differently we think about our bodies.

“Compelling words, compelling pictures, compelling women... the ordinary beauty of life.” --Susie Orbach, Psychoanalyst, writer, author of Fat is a Feminist Issue

“‘Bare Reality’ is a beautiful, important and tender project. I love how you learn each woman's story through her breasts her development, her response to the culture around her, illness, her sexuality, her children. I feel warm and full of tenderness for myself as a woman, and for the female experience. It's going to be a very special book.” --Lucy-Anne Holmes writer and founder of the No More Page 3 campaign

“Breast Cancer UK is delighted to support Bare Reality's Kickstarter campaign. This touching, inspirational book cuts through the sexual objectification of breasts and encapsulates how unique, yet similar, we all are. Each story provides a beautifully tender insight into the diversity of our emotions about our breasts throughout life's stages and experiences.

We hope this work will become a powerful force for social change by encouraging more women to speak freely about their breasts and inspiring them to find out more about breast cancer and the wide range of risk factors associated with the disease.

We gratefully accept the author's kind offer of a donation from the sale of each book, which will help us to continue our work to prevent breast cancer before it starts by reducing our routine exposure to the harmful chemicals in our every day products, food and environment.” --Breast Cancer UK

About the Author

Laura Dodsworth's Kickstarter campaign to finance Bare Reality achieved its funding target within one day and the video accompanying the project was viewed 1.5 million times. The project attracted worldwide media coverage, including The Guardian and Huffington Post. Laura is an award-winning photographer.

Radical Feminism: Feminist Activism in Movement'

with Finn Mackay
Wednesday 16th December, 7pm

Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Feminist activism is enjoying a global resurgence. A new wave of feminists is taking to the streets in protest against rape, abuse, prostitution and inequality, and asserting a powerful new vision for women's liberation. The future of feminism has become a global march for justice and action demanding an end to male violence against women.

Finn Mackay advances a radical and pioneering feminist manifesto for today's audience that exposes the real reasons why women are still oppressed and what feminist activism must do to counter it.

Through a vibrant and original account of the global Reclaim the Night March and drawing on interviews with activists from across the generations, this book confronts the controversial issues facing men, women and feminism in contemporary society to shatter the illusion that equality has been reached.

Translating classic texts and charting the changes and challenges of the feminist movement from the 1970s onwards, Mackay argues that feminist activism continues to be urgent and relevant today.

About the Authorof Contents

Finn Mackay founded the London Feminist Network and revived the London Reclaim the Night in 2004, which sparked a national resurgence of this protest. She has been involved in feminist activism for 20 years and in 2006 was nominated by The Guardian as one of the UK's "World Changing Women". After a career in policy work on domestic violence prevention, she is now Lecturer in Sociology at the University of the West of England, UK.



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